The easiest way to quit something is by replacing it with something better. And if you and your partner get on the same page, it can happen fast. If you haven’t got a significant other, then you have no one to distract you.
It’s easy to see the logic of eliminating some if not all of the meat and dairy from your diet. Who wants the big middle-aged gut, the gas and digestive problems, the swollen prostate and inflamed bowel, or any of the diseases associated with these conditions?
What can you do instead? Why not make stir fries a staple option. It’s just vegetables – with a grain if you so desire, and/or tofu. Whether a high percentage of raw food is your ideal, but you feel a need to be a little less restrictive and stray every once in a while, or you want to step it up from more bloating meals, stir-fries are a viable strategy in the battle of the bulge.
Ingredients: 6 gloves garlic, 2 red peppers, 1 bunch spinach, 12 mushrooms, 1 red onion, turmeric, coconut oil
serves 3-4 people
Chop half the garlic finely, toss in frying pan with spice (ie. tumeric)
Crush the garlic with fork to disperse its taste
Add chopped veggies (in this order: red pepper, zucchini, mushrooms cut in half, almost anything you come across in the refrigerator)
Add red onion, spinach piled up on top (a lot because it reduces to very little)
toss in remaining whole cloves of garlic
Remember cook slowly and don’t overcook, that the most common mistake. It doesn’t take long. This is quick-to-make meal. Drain any excess liquid because you want it relatively dry when you add the sauce at the end. Also, the liquid you drain can be used in a home-made sauce.
Last but not least, the sauce.
Tahini (just add 3 teaspoons, 1 lemon and water and mix it in)
Sweet and Sour (make it yourself or buy it from the health food store)
Anyone have a non-nut-sauce you can put together quickly for a stir-fry? Please share. Join us for the “Sultry Tex-mex” cooking class on October 22.